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Imports from China surge 35 percent

New Delhi: Imports from China rose 35 percent to Rs.147,605 crore ($31.8 billion) in 2008-09 from Rs.109,116 crore ($23.5 billion) the previous year, said Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Jyotiraditya M. Scindia today. Imports stood at Rs.79,008 crore ($17 billion) in 2006-07, he said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. India imports mainly electrical machinery, organic chemicals, organic chemicals, iron and steel from China. (IANS)